Monday, January 28, 2008

Suddenly you realize life is precious



No, it's not Samara from The Ring, this is yours truly. Woke up with this, got a shock, and booked in for a doctor immediately. All of a sudden I went paranoid and started thinking of What Ifs.

What if it was a transient stroke, after all I had this dull headache the day before. Am at the age where getting a stroke is possible. I think there was a little dull pain here and there. Could it be? Was this feeling there before? What will happen to my family if something happened to me? How will I take care of Aidan? NO! I can't get sick! I have to stay well for my family, if not for myself! Aidan is just a child, he needs me.

All these negative thoughts have been consuming me all day. The doctor and optometrist said it was nothing to worry about. It was just a small rupture from the blood vessel and a warm compression may help relief some discomfort, but there isn't any pain at all. All of a sudden it dawned upon me that being healthy is so important, for myself, and for everyone who loves me.

Aidan saw it, and he went Pain pain, blood.

Yes Aidan, Mummy has to go see a doctor later.

See doctor. Where's my 'chau-chau'? (His cloth nappy now used as a large hanky)

In your room, on your bed.

He ran to get it, and came back into my room, and tried to use it to dab away the blood. To say I was touched was not even close. Warmth and love engulfed my heart. I have to stay well, for the two boys in my life.

16 comments:

bokjae said...

Glad to hear that its nothing to be concerned about! Hey since you are on the topic of stroke how about visiting http://www.nurtureyourown.com/ to read more about stroke! I co-blog there on stroke! cheers!

Sue said...

Thank goodness it's nothing serious.. yes, I have to think like that as well, if I am sick, no one to look after Ian, furthermore, no relatives nearby..
So sweet Aidan

miche said...

i hope u are ok today. it does looks scary. at least you know that ur son really sayang u eh. :)

IMMomsDaughter said...

Whew! Looking at the photo, it did startled me. So relief for you that it's nothing major.

Sasha said...

eyerrr so LUM, he use his chau chau to wipe yr eyes samo..

janicepa said...

OMG.. i was so shocked to see that.. Thanks God.. it's nothing major..

Hope you will be well ALWAYS..

Peng said...

hope your eye is getting better now...one eye bandit

+Ren said...

that was scary!!! thank God you're ok

Mommy to Chumsy said...

look scary eh. hope you are better now :D aidan is so sweet :D

Sweetpea said...

thanks all, for your well-wishes. the spot will take about a week or so to fade, but otherwise everything normal. i was worried, and was looking out for abnormal signs such as numbness or pain and headaches.

wat can i say? i have good caring friends here :) thanks :)

Annie Q said...

sometime i will think that too, what "IF" something happen to me, who will take care the boys? This is the most worried me. Lucky just a minor issue, hope u feeling better now. So sweet of Aidan! Sometime kids can just melt our heart by doing a small thing like this.

allthingspurple said...

awww...isnt Aidan so sweet? He tried to make you feel better!

how's the eye now?

Simple American said...

Oh my that is scarey. Please take care of yourself. *hugs*

mama bok said...

So touching.. Aidan.. :) kids are such wonderful gifts from God.. eh.. :) hope you are ok by now.. ;)

Lovely Mummy said...

Oh, what happened, look scary and hope it's fine now...rest more and dont blog too much..Aidan so good boy, mwlt your heart, right?

Sweetpea said...

hi all, once again, thanks for your concern. the scary patch is fading now, but aidan still once in a while will ask to take a look at that. kids do the sweetiest/funniest/darnest things when u least expect it :)